Esterly, Schneider was commissioned to design two floors, for a total of twelve lofts, including one, two and three bedroom units for The Wheeler’s Lofts Development, located at 401 South Street in downtown Springfield.
With an elegant and luxurious feel, this 100 year-old building has become a place to call home in the urban setting of downtown Springfield. The units were designed with a number of individualized options, each loft retaining the original character of brick walls, 12’ ceilings and pine wood floors throughout. This historic site, previously known as Wheeler’s Furniture, was completely renovated with unique amenities such as:
New insulated, noise-reduction windows with original trim preserved
Fiber-optic phone/internet wiring and conduit within walls for cable TV
High-efficiency electric furnace and water heaters
Laundry hook-ups in every unit
Visit our Housing Portfolio Page to view more photos of this project and see the other projects Esterly, Schneider has completed in our area.
July 28, 2017
On Saturday, September 30, Springfield will have two opportunities for you to enjoy a “Night at the Museum.”
You can join the Discovery Center of Springfield for their 2nd Annual Night at the Museum event which will allow you to “Be a mad scientist for the night as (you) celebrate science with food, fun, and discovery while supporting the Discovery Center’s work in providing STEM education to Southwest Missouri.” This event starts at 6pm and tickets may be purchased by going to
Esterly, Schneider & Associates is also proud to be the Presenting Sponsor for the Springfield Art Museum’s 99x: Gilded Coast Glamour. You can join the fun “for the annual 99x (Times) Party, as we recreate glamorous Newport, Rhode Island, the seaside playground of the Vanderbilts, the Astors, and the Rockefellers.
This year’s event will raise funds to restore the glow to noted Luminist painter John Frederick Kensett’s Shore Landscape, Newport which was acquired by the Museum in 1949. Kensett was an influential member of the Hudson River School and a founder of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
99x: Gilded Coast Glamour is a costumed evening adorned and aglow with contemporary style and fashions inspired by Gilded Age Newport. As guests eat, drink, and dance the night away, they will encounter illuminated coastal murals and enter living art tableaus featuring modern takes on the historic interiors of Newport’s radiant mansions, as envisioned by the hottest local artists, tastemakers, and trendsetters.
Creative, lustrous cocktail attire encouraged. Join the revelry and help us bring this important painting back to life by bringing it “back to light.” #GiltGlam.”
In conjunction with The City of Springfield and MoDOT, Esterly, Schneider designed Heer’s Car Park. At 195,976 square feet, it is a 375 space vehicular parking garage on five levels of parking deck. Two levels were deisgned to connect directly back to the Heer’s Tower by a glass sky walk.
The prestressed, precast parking garage is anchored on both ends by vertical stairways with a clear anodized aluminum storefront system and a blue glass façade. The corner of the parking garage is emphasized by a massive column cover that is also made with a clear anodized finish and extends to the top of the last deck at the street intersection. The curved roofs at the top of the stairways create a focus back to the car park and complete the tall vertical towers.
According to the Credit Union National Association, 33.5% of Americans are members of a Credit Union. That is equal to 108,200,000 members! One of those Credit Unions in Southwest Missouri is BluCurrent Credit Union. BluCurrent boasts a membership of 20,613 as of April 30, 2017 and continues to grow substantially every year.
Our Firm had the privilege to design the BluCurrent Operations Center at Sunset and Kansas to assist in the facilitation of their strong growth. The addition to their existing location centralized the administrative offices, allowing for better access to its services by Credit Union members.
The addition also included offices for the Management/Administration, Lending Services, Member Services, Support Services, Accounting Service, Marketing Services, Training Services and Information Systems along with incorporating a new board room, large training room and several conference rooms.
May 26, 2017
Esterly, Schneider has worked with educational institutions throughout Southwest Missouri. Projects have included Hillcrest High School and Fremont Elementary for the Springfield R-12 School District, the Ozark High School Wrestling Building, and numerous projects at Missouri State University.
At Missouri State University, as you enter the campus from National, you will see the Welcome Sign designed by our firm and if you visit Morris Hall, you can see the renovations we designed for the Foreign Language Institute. In 2016, 26,000 students enrolled at Missouri State, and these individuals are the future for our community. We are grateful to be a small part of making their experience in higher education something that will benefit them and those whose lives they will impact over the years to come.
Take a moment to visit the education section of our portfolio to see some of the projects we have done across the Ozarks.
4 STORIES BY INTERSTATE 44
May 19, 2017
Next time you are making a trip to St Louis to see a Cardinal’s game, look to your left when passing through Waynesville and see the 4 stories by Interstate 44, home to Phelps County Regional Medical Center’s Waynesville Clinic. Completed in 2015, this 58,820 S.F. Healthcare Facility for Phelps County Regional Medical Center is a medical resource center for the Waynesville community, and the surrounding areas, where this type of high level care was previously unavailable.
The building’s lowest floor consists of a sleep lab, community room, and areas that may be utilized for future expansion. The first floor has a pharmacy, full imaging suite, including state of the art MRI, CT & X-Ray Equipment and also includes a convenient care clinic. The second floor houses a fully staffed medical clinic with a women’s wellness center and the third floor provides rehabilitation services as well as an open floor area for additional expansion.
Join us in supporting our local nonprofits on #GiveOzarks Day, Tuesday, May 9th. Over the past two years, over $2.2 million has been raised on this single day, providing support and services for organizations across the Ozarks!
Esterly, Schneider is proud to be a supporter of numerous local Chambers of Commerce in our area. Our Chambers are made up of a majority of small businesses that are succeeding in our communities. The Chambers of Commerce allow us all the opportunity to come together to share ideas, learn new strategies, and implement our business plans through collaboration and cooperation. Take a moment and see what each one is doing in their respective communities: Branson, Nixa, Ozark, & Springfield.
Small business is the backbone of our community. We know how important small businesses are because we, along with our fellow Chamber members, compose those businesses.
Our firm has been honored, over the past 70 years, to work with many small businesses in our communities. Each client has specific needs and dreams and we want to provide support for everyone, regardless of their size or budget. So, if you are a small business or looking to start a business, give us a call and let’s see what we, together, can do to build your project!
April 21, 2017
Open through rain, sleet, snow, the dog days of summer, and the deep freeze of January, Andy’s Frozen Custard is one of those guilty pleasures that hits the spot no matter the weather! For the cold winter months the overhead heaters make the atmosphere as you walk up to place your order a wonderful break from the cold. In summer, the patio is bustling with patrons taking their time enjoying a tasty Andy’s treat and getting a much needed break from the heat.
Our firm has had the pleasure of working with Andy’s over the years, from their first stores in Springfield to the new stores opening for business in new locations across the country. Now, if you have the craving for a James Brownie Funky Jackhammer, and you are in Wichita, KS or attending the Annual Fall Festival in Blue Springs, MO, there is an Andy’s just around the corner!